Stamps Family

Stamps Cemetery Panorama

I was just going through some photos and I came across this panoramic shot of Stamps Cemetery in Butler County, Alabama. It is every bit as beautiful as it looks. There’s a little more information here. If you want to visit it yourself, this might help: View Larger Map

Stamps Cemetery in Butler County, Alabama

Stamps Cemetery is located in Butler County, Alabama, and is the final resting place of Britton Stamps, sheriff, U.S.Marshall, judge, and baptist preacher; and father of 24 children (several of whom are buried in Chambers County, Alabama). Britton Stamps and his wife are buried there. According to Freddie Shearin, who researched the Stamps in the 1990s, all the other graves are slaves and their descendants.

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Stamps Cemetery in Chambers County, Alabama

Stamps Cemetery in Chambers County, Alabama is the burial place of several descendants of Britton Stamps. It has fallen into disrepair over the years, and now sits hidden behind a nondescript warehouse. The cemetery is overgrown with trees and the gravestones are scattered around as if they had been carelessly dumped there. The remains of Stamps Cemetery

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Britton Frank Stamps

Britton Frank Stamps was born December 13th, 1791 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. He was the son of James Stamps and Sarah Johnson. He was quite active in politics both in Georgia and in Alabama, and over time served as Sherriff, Justice of the Peace, Justice of the Inferior Court, and U. S. Marshall. He was also very active in several Baptist churches, and was considered to be an upstanding citizen. At age 19, Britton Stamps married Polly Sanders (December 18th of 1810), and they had thirteen children. Polly passed away in March of 1832, and shortly afterwards Britton married his second wife, Sarah Sanders (on August 7, 1832). Britton and Sarah had 9 children, bringing the total up to 22 children. After Sarah died Britton married Isabella Goldsmith. Britton and Isabella did not have any children.

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